"Whoever can find the answer to this question: "How shall I say this to my dog?" has won the game."
- Capt Max von Stephanitz
The tracking phase tests not only the dog's scenting ability, but also its mental soundness and physical endurance.
Obedience is judged on the dog's accuracy and attitude. The dog must show enthusiasm.
At all times the dog must show the courage to engage the helper and the temperament to obey the handler while in this high state of drive.